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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.08
ADS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. ADS: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ADS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.17 Max: N/A
Current: 0.08
Equity to Asset 0.08
ADS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. ADS: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ADS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.01  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.46
Current: 0.08
-0.01
0.46
Interest Coverage 3.65
ADS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
85% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.12 vs. ADS: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ADS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.98  Med: 3.71 Max: 72.97
Current: 3.65
1.98
72.97
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.59
M-Score: -2.84
WACC vs ROIC
9.09%
7.11%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 19.67
ADS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. ADS: 19.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ADS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.03  Med: 22.64 Max: 173.74
Current: 19.67
15.03
173.74
Net-margin (%) 9.07
ADS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. ADS: 9.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ADS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.94  Med: 9.52 Max: 11.6
Current: 9.07
6.94
11.6
ROE (%) 27.70
ADS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.12 vs. ADS: 27.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ADS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.46  Med: 33.10 Max: 316.77
Current: 27.7
14.46
316.77
ROA (%) 2.85
ADS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. ADS: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ADS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 3.79 Max: 5.99
Current: 2.85
2.8
5.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.31
ADS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.53 vs. ADS: 13.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ADS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.33  Med: 21.44 Max: 99.05
Current: 13.31
13.33
99.05
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 22.10
ADS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. ADS: 22.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ADS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6  Med: 15.70 Max: 25.9
Current: 22.1
-6
25.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 16.50
ADS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ADS: 16.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ADS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.6  Med: 24.40 Max: 212
Current: 16.5
7.6
212
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.40
ADS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. ADS: 10.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ADS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.2  Med: 19.30 Max: 67.3
Current: 10.4
-26.2
67.3
» ADS's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-10-22)


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

ADS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 36,965 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 41,550 sh (New)
Jim Simons 37,042 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 26,765 sh (New)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 121,235 sh (+0.02%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q4 2015

ADS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

John Keeley 814 sh (New)
Jim Simons 49,542 sh (+33.75%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ronald Muhlenkamp 121,220 sh (-0.01%)
Ray Dalio 24,794 sh (-7.36%)
Steven Cohen 29,050 sh (-30.08%)
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Q1 2016

ADS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jeff Ubben 541,115 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,795 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 45,000 sh (New)
Arnold Van Den Berg 30,222 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 269,100 sh (+826.33%)
Jim Simons 245,542 sh (+395.62%)
Ray Dalio 108,164 sh (+336.25%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 121,321 sh (+0.08%)
John Keeley Sold Out
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Q2 2016

ADS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Arnold Van Den Berg 30,966 sh (+2.46%)
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Business Description

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Alliance Data Systems Corp is a provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based businesses in a variety of industries.

Alliance Data Systems Corp was incorporated in 1996 in the state of Delaware. It is a provider of data-driven and transaction-based marketing and customer loyalty solutions. It offers a portfolio of integrated outsourced marketing solutions, including customer loyalty programs, database marketing services, analytics and creative services, direct marketing services and private label and co-brand retail credit card programs. It is engaged in facilitating and managing interactions between its clients and their customers through all consumer marketing channels, including in-store, on-line, catalog, mail, telephone & email and emerging channels such as mobile & social media. It captures and analyzes data created during each customer interaction, leveraging the insight derived from that data to enable clients to identify and acquire new customers and to enhance customer loyalty. Its products and services are reported under three segments: LoyaltyOne, Epsilon & Private Label Services and Credit. It has traditionally marketed and sold its products and services on a stand-alone basis but increasingly market and sell them on an integrated basis. LoyaltyOne includes the Company's Canadian AIR MILES Reward Program. Epsilon provides end-to-end, integrated direct marketing solutions that combine database marketing technology and analytics with a broad range of direct marketing services, including email marketing campaigns. Label Services and Credit encompasses credit card processing, billing and payment processing, customer care and collections services for private label retailers as well as private label retail credit card receivables financing, including securitization of the credit card receivables that it underwrites from its private label retail credit card programs. Through its consulting services, it analyzes its clients' business, brand and/or products to create customer acquisition and retention strategies and tactics designed to further optimize its clients' customer relationships and marketing return on investment. It designs, builds and operates complex consumer marketing databases for consumer-facing brands such as Hilton HHonors and the Citi ThankYou programs. It performs processing services and provides service and maintenance for private label and co-brand credit card programs. It uses automated technology for bill preparation, printing & mailing and also offer consumers the ability to view, print and pay their bills on-line. Its client base of more than 1,500 companies consists of consumer-based businesses, including brands such as Bank of Montreal, Canada Safeway, Shell Canada, AstraZeneca, Hilton, Bank of America, General Motors, Victoria's Secret, Lane Bryant, Pottery Barn, J. Crew and Ann Taylor. It competes with marketing services companies, credit card issuers, and data processing companies, as well as with the in-house staffs of its current and potential clients. Federal and state laws & regulations regulate the operati

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 26.75
ADS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
64% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.11 vs. ADS: 26.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ADS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.94  Med: 25.07 Max: 40.44
Current: 26.75
8.94
40.44
Forward P/E 13.76
ADS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.98 vs. ADS: 13.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.75
ADS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
63% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.11 vs. ADS: 26.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ADS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.72  Med: 24.38 Max: 40.43
Current: 26.75
7.72
40.43
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 20.01
ADS's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
52% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.57 vs. ADS: 20.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
ADS' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.13  Med: 18.43 Max: 215.65
Current: 20.01
3.13
215.65
P/B 7.83
ADS's P/B is ranked lower than
88% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. ADS: 7.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ADS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.88  Med: 9.57 Max: 175.47
Current: 7.83
2.88
175.47
P/S 2.19
ADS's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. ADS: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ADS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 2.42 Max: 4.43
Current: 2.19
0.84
4.43
PFCF 9.03
ADS's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.07 vs. ADS: 9.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ADS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 11.58 Max: 182.64
Current: 9.03
3.6
182.64
POCF 7.99
ADS's POCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.18 vs. ADS: 7.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ADS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.28  Med: 9.89 Max: 47.08
Current: 7.99
3.28
47.08
EV-to-EBIT 19.12
ADS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.22 vs. ADS: 19.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ADS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.3  Med: 15.80 Max: 24.9
Current: 19.12
6.3
24.9
EV-to-EBITDA 13.76
ADS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
62% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.11 vs. ADS: 13.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ADS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.9  Med: 12.60 Max: 20.2
Current: 13.76
4.9
20.2
PEG 1.92
ADS's PEG is ranked lower than
51% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. ADS: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ADS' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.97 Max: 3.32
Current: 1.92
0.27
3.32
Shiller P/E 43.11
ADS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.92 vs. ADS: 43.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ADS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.48  Med: 48.69 Max: 75.43
Current: 43.11
35.48
75.43
Current Ratio 2.44
ADS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. ADS: 2.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ADS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.39 Max: 2.65
Current: 2.44
0.92
2.65
Quick Ratio 2.41
ADS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. ADS: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ADS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.39 Max: 2.65
Current: 2.41
0.92
2.65
Days Inventory 4.58
ADS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.54 vs. ADS: 4.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ADS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 4.58
Days Sales Outstanding 33.38
ADS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.50 vs. ADS: 33.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ADS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.37  Med: 39.68 Max: 153.57
Current: 33.38
33.37
153.57
Days Payable 38.52
ADS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
51% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 37.03 vs. ADS: 38.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ADS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28  Med: 30.02 Max: 51.67
Current: 38.52
28
51.67

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.81
ADS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. ADS: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ADS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.07
Current: 0.81
0.54
2.07
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.99
ADS's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
81% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. ADS: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
ADS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. ADS: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ADS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.68
Current: 0.9
0.43
1.68
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.11
ADS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. ADS: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ADS' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.89
Current: 2.11
0.48
2.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.20
ADS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. ADS: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ADS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 6.30 Max: 15.9
Current: 5.2
4
15.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 20.25
ADS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. ADS: 20.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ADS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.7  Med: 30.60 Max: 43.8
Current: 20.25
17.7
43.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,515
EPS (TTM) $ 8.64
Beta1.73
Short Percentage of Float4.88%
52-Week Range $176.63 - 303.75
Shares Outstanding (Mil)58.94

Analyst Estimate


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Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 7,076 7,812
EPS ($) 16.81 18.98
EPS w/o NRI ($) 16.81 18.98
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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